[Blind Gossip] There is a very specific reason behind the timing of this celebrity’s divorce.
She and her husband announced their separation years ago. Yes, years ago.
Yet they never settled out the terms of the divorce.
There was some speculation that he was the one stalling, perhaps hoping that they would reconcile.
No. Not even close!
She was the one stalling.
Why? To punish him!
She loathes him and wanted to punish him.
She knew that as long as they were still technically married, it would irritate him every day and prevent him from moving on. So she dragged out settling the divorce (and the custody and the money) for years to wear him down and prevent him from getting closure.
Yes, she is that petty.
She finally let go of her ex only when she absolutely had to… at the last minute and at the behest of her new man!
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[Optional] Was her strategy smart or mean? What do you think will happen with her new relationship?
Couple: Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy
We told you earlier this year that Bethenny Frankel was finally winding down her battle with her ex, Jason Hoppy, because she was ready to marry someone else.
Frankel and Hoppy have been divorcing for nine years. NINE YEARS.
Their marriage started out so happy.
Their life seemed complete after they had their daughter, Bryn Hoppy.
But for the past nine years, it’s been fight fight fight.
Bethenny is engaged to a new man, Paul Bernon, so she now has to wind down her divorce to Jason.
We told you that it wasn’t just the paperwork aspect of the divorce that was dragging. It was the custody and the money issues.
It appears that those two issues have just been settled.
From The New York Post:
Bethenny Frankel doesn’t have to pay child support to ex anymore
Former “RHONY” star Bethenny Frankel will no longer have to pay child support to her ex-husband, Jason Hoppy, it was revealed at a court hearing Wednesday.
During a video hearing in the estranged pair’s divorce case — which has been ongoing for nearly nine years — Frankel’s lawyer, Allan Mayefsky, asked a judge to allow his client to stop paying child support as their daughter, Bryn, 11, has chosen to primarily live with Frankel despite a 50/50 child custody agreement.
Mayefsky also asked the judge to modify the custody schedule to have Bryn spend less time with her dad.
Less time? That’s really sad. Jason Hoppy’s time with his own daughter is now being cut because she primarily lives with Bethenny and she doesn’t want to spend time with Jason.
“We have put in a schedule that Bryn can be comfortable with that the court can order so we don’t have these constant fights going on,” Mayefsky said. “We need to recognize that Ms. Frankel is the primary parent … she should not be paying child support at this point.”
Frankel — who appeared on the video call looking polished and wearing a white blouse with a black vest layered on top — told the judge that even with a new schedule, “whatever you put on paper, that’s great for structure, but she is a living, breathing thing and she won’t always go.”
Frankel and Mayefsky both explained that Bryn has been suffering from anxiety, hyperventilation and hives and at times has refused to go see her dad, at least in part because of her parents’ ongoing conflict.
It takes two to “conflict.”
“I want her to see her father,” Frankel said. “I know how important it is for a child to have a good relationship with both parents.”
Bethenny did not have a childhood that included her own two parents.
Her father was Bobby Frankel, who was a famous horse trainer. She describes living with him this way: “It wasn’t a life for a little girl. I was always at restaurants or at the racetrack.”
Bethenny is estranged from her mother. She says that her childhood was abusive and that she “was raised in a cave by wolves.”
Hoppy showed up for the hearing without a lawyer and read a statement saying that he wasn’t going to fight Frankel’s requests.
It sounds like Jason Hoppy is making the sacrifice to ease his daughter’s pain. It’s just sad that his near-estrangement from her is the result.
You know who isn’t sad? Bethenny Frankel. In true Real Housewives fashion, Bethenny created drama for years.
She still has her fame and fortune and her child. Jason has nothing.
Hope it was worth it, Bethenny.
A lot of you guessed that this blind item was about Angelina Jolie. That wasn’t a bad guess! Indeed, this situation shares a lot of similarities with Jolie’s divorce from Brad Pitt, which has also been dragging out for years.
Congratulations tofor being first with the correct response!
It’s Frankel. She is a very damaged person and will never be happy. I feel sorry for her daughter and whatever poor bastard is desperate enough to marry her.
Bethenny Frankel, Jason Hoppy. I figured Jason wasn’t entirely to blame for their toxic situation, but Bethenny sure likes playing victim!
[Optional] For starters, Bethenny’s fiance looks a lot like Jason which is weird. I don’t think she will even get married this time around, and I also don’t believe she capable of having a healthy relationship ever. Oh, and Bethenny’s ring is hideous!!!
Bethenny….run Paul, run
Katie Price and Kieran Hayler?
I’ll go with the Frankel guess. It doesn’t mention anything about couple’s star power. Plus who thinks Brad Pitt was the one who wanted to draw this ordeal out? Plus since when did Angie Jolie get a boyfriend?
I think Bethany’s strategy was mean & I think her nasty nature will cause problems with her new man.
Bethany Frankel and Jason Hoppy
Bethany is not a healthy-minded person. I hope her daughter is being raised in a more mentally stable manner than she was.
To the tune of ‘Shoop’ by Salt N Peppa…
Goop / a goopy goop / a goopy goop / a goopy goopy goopy goop…
Here she goes — here she goes — here she – goes – again. Who’s a spoiled princess? Gwen.
Couple: Bethanny and Jason
Optional: mean and good luck god speed to the new man
Bethany Frankel. She’s gross.
Bethenny Frankel & Jason Hoppy. Will she ever be happy? Can she ever be happy? I think she is a hard person to live with, strong personality, my way or the Highway kind of person. So you better be a strong person as well!
Betheny Frankel. Such a high school way of dealing with adult matters. Engagement will last 6 months before she needs a new headline and attention. Desperate housewife at it’s finest.
Jennifer Garner? Did they ever officially divorce?
marlin ruj says
Bethenny Frankel. Feel bad for her new man.
Bethany Frankel & whoever her baby-daddy/husband is.
Timing had to do with real housewives.
(Brad & Angelina are legally divorced, but she’s stalled all the custody issues)
They’re legally single, not divorced yet
Angelina HO-lie and Pitt!
I’m thinking Bethenny Frankel……7/8 years to arrange a divorce does seem odd!
Brad and Angie
Angelina Jolie. She’s just a mean, spiteful, brat.
She’s horrendous and petty. And I’m sure Jennifer Aniston is really enjoying her Chenin Blanc this entire time.
Angelina and Brad.
gossip babe says
brad and angelina
Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt. I don’t know who her new man is. In fact I am surprised that anyone would want her. No offense.
Angelina Jolie the ironically named , rumored Satanist !
Bethany Frankal. She’s a man eater and her current relationship won’t last
I would say Brad/Angelina except I haven’t seen anything posted about a new ‘man’ for her. I mean really, who would want to?
She strikes me as extremely petty and manipulative. I also think she’s got a screw loose and someday one of those kids is going to write a tell all book about their crazy life, then the bombshells will hit.
Kanye and Kim
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie ugh
My guess Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Jolie is petty and spiteful
Her divorce / crumbling relationship was karmic payback for her callous behaviour to Jennifer Anniston.
Jolie’s strategy, was pure spite & very mean. She couldn’t bare the indignation that brad had the balls to leave her. Despite the fantastic , mind numbing sex , toe curling sec , even all that can’t hold a relationship together Who ever is Angelina victim, aka new love interest, he should be running for his…
Bethenny Frankel & Jason Hoppy
Angie and Brad. Again.
She was mean and petty, and the only one really hurt were the children being forced to live in this purgatory of her making. No one cares about the new relationship, Panda movies or not, she’s a has been as far as Hollywood is concerned.
Angie and Brad?
Bethenny . She will never make it down the aisle
Suzy Kew says
Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy. Her strategy was mean and vindictive . Her new relationship won’t last because no one could ever love Bethenny as much as she loves herself . She’s truly her biggest fan , which is why no one else can ever get a word in edgewise .
Bethenny Frankel. Watch out, new guy!
Who cares 🤷🏻♀️
Angie and Brad.
She’s just mean spirited and petty.
Bethany Frankel. Good luck to her new fiancé. He’s going to need it. She seems like a total witch with a B.
I posted Brad Pitt and Angelina but it might be Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy?
Pretty sh&tty all the same.
Oh Bethany. I hope their child has a stable adult in their life.
Whoever this vengeful woman is, she won’t have a successful relationship with her new man. She has too much anger, pettiness, vindictiveness in her.
Brad and Angelina
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor? …I’m sure someone has a better guess, doesn’t seem like them
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Definitely not a good strategy…it is very mean and says a great deal about her character.
Bethany Frankel and Jason Hoppy
It’s just mean at this point. It wasted her time as well and put undue stress on their daughter. You can always be doing something actually productive with your time than being mean.
Ms Bethany Frankle …always whining about her divorce. Funny, I always thought he was the stalling. Not a good example for your daughter.
Karma, Brad. Karma… And you thought you were getting someone better. The wrong head did the thinking !
Bethenny Frankel & Jason Hoppy
Brad and Angelina. What a narcissistic bag of bones she is. It’s not 2001 anymore sweetie, you’re not nearly as famous as you think you are.
Christina X says
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
I don’t think it was smart at all. She just seems mean. She’s such a physically attractive woman, but she seems so vindictive and bitter, and it makes her ugly to me. However, she should remember that what comes around goes around in one form or another.
Her new relationship? It’ll last a few years and then she will pull the same vindictive act with him.
Bethany Frankel and her new fiancé, who looks alot like her ex husband.
New man huh.
Couple: Brad and Angelina
[Optional] Was her strategy smart or mean?
It’s pretty mean she seems to be using her kids against him that is just horrible
Betheney Frankel and Jason Hoppy
she’s just mean
Angelina. Some people thrive on drama i guess, personally I couldn’t be bothered!
Brad and Angelina.
Bethany Frankel Jason Hoppy. mean strategy. new guy had better watch out!
Bethenny Frankel – she is being spiteful & mean, but hope her new relationship works out. Maybe being happy will soften her a little.
Couple: Bethenny and Jason Hoppy
This is Bethenny, love her or hate her. I wish her and her new man well. I hope that she works hard on herself and her new relationship and that it is successful.
Sounds like Angelina. Don’t know about her new relationship. Strategy hurts her children, poor kids. Thought she was marketing herself as an excellent parent. Can’t believe anyone would take her on after seeing how she behaves.
Just got a massive ring! (Hideous btw)
It sounds like Brad and Angelina … But does she have a new man? Or did she, past tense?
Optional: All I can say is that that will corrode her soul. Maybe eternally. Who knows? And it will do the same with her future relations with anyone she is with. Why does she want to hate her ex for so long and so violently?
Oh wait, it’s Bethany Frankle.
Couple: Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppe
It was extremely cruel of Bethenny to drag this out so long just to torture Jason. He’s still tied to her until their daughter turns of age.
Couple: Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy
Whos she dating though?
Jolie and Pitt
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
It was mean but hardly surprising considering the source.
Doubt anyone can make her happy (or a nice person).
The Big D says
Sounds like Angelina Jolie but I am unaware of her being in any relationship.
Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy
Bethenny Frankel & Jason Hoppy.
(Jason was arrested on stalking and harassment charges in 2017).
If Bethenny is engaged it’s doubtful she’ll actually marry based on her track record. We’ll see.
Brad and Angie
Bethany Frankel and her new guy/fiance
The oh-so-philanthropic Lady Bountiful Bethenny Frankel. I believe 100% that she dragged it out to hurt her ex Jason Hoppy, not caring what it was doing to the child she is supposedly devoted to. She is selfish and mean-spirited. Now she’s flaunting a million-dollar engagement ring, but that marriage, if it happens, won’t last either.
Bethany Frankel and Jason Hoppy…
Angie & Brad?
If so, she’s disgusting. Especially if she’s lying about abuse.
Bethany Frankel/ Jason Hoppy
Bethany and Hoppy
Bethany Frankel & Jason Hoppy
Everything about her is mean. I don’t think they’ll even make it down the aisle.